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Blind Cricket profile: Jafar Iqbal

January 24, 2017

Jafar Iqbal is from Bhubaneswar in Odisha and is a B1, or totally blind, category player. He captains the blind cricket team of Odisha.

Iqbal started playing cricket when he was in school. He finished his post graduate degree along with playing the game.

His first cricket tournament was at the state level in 2000. The first international tournament was against Pakistan in 2011.

He has won five Man of the Series awards and many Man of the Match awards. He also received a cash award from the Sports Ministry and the Odisha government.

He was greatly motivated by his school teacher who encouraged him to play blind cricket.

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